Out of whose womb came the ice?
&c.] The parent of the rain and dew is the parent of the ice also, and he only; it is therefore called "his ice", his child, his offspring, ( Psalms 147:17 ) . Here the Lord is represented as a mother, and so he is by Orpheus F2 called "metropator", or "mother-father";
and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
this is of God, and by his breath; see ( Job 37:10 ) .
F2 Apud Clement. Stromat. l. 5. p. 608.